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As well as the realistic works focussed on the landscape or the detailed “nature” portraits”, I have done a number of more abstract works employing a variety of universal symbols that have been used throughout our history/pre-history and around the world – symbols that have emerged from our subconscious. These works explore a wide range of spiritual beliefs andI have searched for the commonality in all of them.
I have made several series of mandalas. “Mandala” is a Sanskrit
word for circle or centre and I use it to refer to any circular imagery.
Working in a circle helps people access deep inner resources of knowing.
A circular form encompasses the entire continuum from the micro to the
macro cosmos – from the centre of an atom, the egg we come from,
the planet we live on and the sun we circle to the wide spiralling of
the galaxy. Every time I have worked with circles, I have emerged with
new levels of understanding and deeper commitments to my work as well
as a wider vision of the complexity and interrelatedness of all life.
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